Myself, my wife, our two sons and my parents work and live on our farm. We have cows and produce milk and meat. We are members of many cooperatives for milk and meat. We are young, positive and innovative in an old-fashioned way.
Cooperatives are a BIG strength, and very positive for the farmers. The opportunities will be different from country to country. We live in the mountains and cannot produce big quantities, so we need to go for quality.
A big problem is this: Money is king. The big groups have too much power. I believe the farmers need to have more power, not the big food-groups. We need to be able to earn money. Times are changing fast.
We need to produce safe, healthy, sustainable food, on the resources we have. Not buy food for our cows from far away. We try always to give the customer what they want.